Firm Profile > McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP > Munich, Germany

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP
NYMPHENBURGER STRASSE 3
80355 MUNICH
Germany

Real estate Tier 1

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP's real estate practice 'runs like clockwork' and has a high market reputation for its assistance with project developments in the commercial properties sector. Exemplary in this context was the advice to longstanding client SIGNA on the biggest commercial properties deal of the year, which emerged from Karstadt and Kaufhof's merger. The client base, which is characterised by long-term advice, include shopping centre operators as well as developers and asset managers from the retail sector. On another note, the Düsseldorf-based team around Jens Ortmanns has been able to further unfold its remarkable entry into the traditionally closed Hamburg market. Financing lawyer Dustin Schwerdtfeger made partner in January 2019 and in September 2019, the team welcomed capital management expert Frank Mueller, former head of Corpus Sireo's legal department. Counsel Maximilian Clostermeyer has extensive experience in portfolio transactions.

Practice head(s):

Jens Ortmanns

Other key lawyers:

Frank Mueller; Ulrich Flege; Holger Weiß; Maximilian Clostermeyer

Testimonials

‘The true strength of the MWE team lies in executing very complex and time-sensitive major projects. Jens Ortmanns directs his team in a way that makes it run like clockwork. In total a very competent and congenial team.

‘360-degree advice approach including investment and tax advice von all legal and tax issues that are relevant to institutional investors. Uniquely embodied through its practice head, Dr Jens Ortmanns, and his entire team. Highest quality in the market, always available and due to its technically excellent and pragmatic advice, the team has clearly become the number 1 in the market, in the meantime probably also pertaining to the size of the team. Present in all markets, most recently mainly Berlin, Frankfurt and Hamburg.

‘From our point of view, Dr Jens Ortmanns is the best negotiator and deal architect in the market, he knows like nobody else how to successfully establish deals and execute them successfully for all parties. Very pleasant and highly professional in personally dealing with one another.

Key clients

SIGNA

Art-Invest

Swiss Life

Kraftverkehr Nagel SE & Co. KG

McArthurGlen

Goodman

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

As well as providing transitional assistance, McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP's team led by Stephan Rau also provides regulatory advice. Its offering includes investments in hospital operators, laboratories and pharmaceutical companies as well as medical device manufacturers and online pharmacies. Handling venture capital transactions constitutes another key element of the practice. Despite Katharina Wodarz's move to Raue in January 2019, the practice continues to provide regulatory advice, for example on clinical studies alongside research and development contracts.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Rau

Other key lawyers:

Jochen Eimer; Jana Grieb; Rüdiger Herrmann; Alicia Hong

Testimonials

‘McDermott Will & Emery has a multidisciplinary team that answers questions taking into account all legal areas. The team has short reaction times and suggests individualised state-of-the-art solutions.’

‘Stephan Rau is a versatile lawyer who is also able to take an entrepreneurial perspective and provide practical advice.’

‘Very proactive team, committed and always available, good teamwork with in-house teams.’

‘Rüdiger Herrmann is an industry specialist, an intimate connoisseur of the market and trends.’

Commercial administrative law Tier 3

The 'always availableAlexa Ningelgen heads McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP's commercial administrative law practice, which advises large private and listed companies as well as public authorities on numerous administrative procedures and court proceedings. Another central pillar of the practice is the assistance with law concerning foreigners. Associate Antje Weiss is sought after by private and public companies in relation to gambling law matters, particularly pertaining to the installation of slot machines, the construction and operation of gambling halls, lottery events, horserace and sport betting as well as all aspects of online gambling.

Practice head(s):

Alexa Ningelgen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Alexa Ningelgen and Antje Weiss are particularly outstanding. Both are always available and stand out for their ability to produce legal opinions on complex issues within a short period of time.

Key clients

Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf

Autobahn Tank & Rast GmbH

Rushy Marsh Farm LLC

McCourt Global LLC

Praxair Surface Technologies GmbH

Restructuring Tier 3

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP handles distressed M&A transactions for buyers and sellers and, with Uwe Goetker and Matthias Kamphshoff co-heading the team, it is also well placed to provide assistance with financial restructurings. This includes insolvency and pre-insolvency debt equity swaps as well as advice on segregation rights and liquidation agreements with major creditos. In other work, the practice advises shareholders and creditors alongside management and supervisory boards on their obligations during insolvency protection, insolvency and self-administration proceedings. Contentious matters such as rescission proceedings are also part of its offering. Clients include players from the retail and metallurgy, telecommunications, automotive and media sectors.

Practice head(s):

Uwe Goetker; Matthias Kampshoff

Testimonials

‘The practice has a very good understanding of the economically relevant matters and offers a very solution-oriented approach.’

‘The restructurers of the law firm are well interconnected.’

‘Uwe Goetker is characterised by the very quick analytical gathering of the economically relevant circumstances. He is a dealmaker, since he is looking for solutions that are accepted all around and is able to develop these fast.’

‘Uwe Goetker is very competent on restructuring matters and gets cross-border transactions successfully to their destination.’

‘With Matthias Kampshoff, one can rely on a very good collaboration. He is thinking economically and acts cautiously.’

Key clients

SIGNA Prime Selection AG / SIGNA Retail

H.J. Küpper Metallbearbeitung

O.W. Bunker Germany

Telecoms Tier 3

The team at McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP is specialised in telecommunications, data protection, IT and media law, and therefore ideally suited to handle mandates that require an integrated approach at these interfaces. Most of its instructions pertain to contractual and regulatory matters but the team is also becoming more visible in the transactional space. With Ralf Weisser and  Wolfgang von Frentz as practice heads, the team has extensive experience in representing clients in contentious proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Ralf Weisser; Wolfgang von Frentz

Testimonials

‘Excellent team with extensive experience in all relevant areas of the telecommunications industry including contract law aspects in the transactional area.’

‘Good, pragmatic performance.’

‘Ralf Weisser has strategic competence and excellent legal expertise! He is also very experienced, committed, pragmatic and business-oriented.’

Key clients

Deutsche Telekom AG

Deutschlandradio

IP Deutschland / RTL Interactive

Intersnack Group GmbH & Co. KG

ProSiebenSat1 Media SE

RTL Television

Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG

VG Media

Entertainment Tier 4

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP's TMT practice handles copyright, media and transactional matters in the entertainment sector and has particular expertise regarding IPTV programme distribution, internet ad blockers and distribution and collective agreement law. Especially noteworthy is the team's experience in contentious matters, including in landmark proceedings. Wolfgang von Frentz  and Ralf Weisser head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Wolfgang von Frentz; Ralf Weisser

Arbitration (including international arbitration) Tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP has a traditionally strong practice in arbitration proceedings related to investment protection treaties, although the team lost a renowned expert in this field due to the departure of Sabine Konrad to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in September 2019. The new main contact is Arne Fuchs, who focuses on both party representation as well as arbitrator activity. The predominantly international matters often relate to Eastern Europe and Asia. Thomas Hauss is experienced in trade arbitration, while Boris Uphoff has additional expertise in patent, trademark and competition law.

Practice head(s):

Arne Fuchs

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

In addition to the high technical competence of the team, the practical and client-oriented approach is particularly notable.

The group impresses with short response times and a solution-oriented work mode.

Thomas Hauss is a technically sound, good negotiator who has an eye for practical solutions and achievable goals.

Boris Uphoff is always available, has excellent technical expertise and understands the client’s expectations.

Arne Fuchs gives precise and unambiguous advice on all matter-relevant issues and his will to commit himself to his client’s needs has no equal.

Key clients

The Federal Republic of Germany

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

HSH Nordbank AG

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Gironzentrale

Norddeutsche Landesbank-Girozentrale

Osteuropäischer Staat

FMC Foret SA

NKS Hospitality II S.á.r.l.

Corporate Tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP has wide-ranging knowledge of the real estate, retail, health, media, automotive and food sectors and advises on transactional corporate measures, changes of legal form and reorganisations; but also covers corporate-related tax issues. The client roster predominantly includes medium-sized and family-led companies. Practice head Jens Ortmanns is the key contact for corporate issues in the real estate industry.

Practice head(s):

Jens Ortmanns

Other key lawyers:

Norbert Schulte; Christian von Sydow; Uwe Goetker; Stephan Rau; Matthias Kampshoff

Testimonials

Quickly and efficiently operational team comprised of very competent lawyers.

‘Proactive throughout the whole process.

Key clients

SIGNA Retail und SIGNA Prime

Praxair, Inc.

Intersnack Gruppe

Constantin Medien AG

Union Park Capital

Gimv NV

KPM Analytics Group

Penta Investments Limited

Employment Tier 5

The team at McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP regularly advises on the acquisition of technological companies, which frequently take place in a regulated environment and involve cross-border elements. Volker Teigelkötter's team also focuses on restructurings and the deployment of external personnel with Gudrun Germakowski being a key contact for the latter. Sandra Urban-Crell assists with outsourcing measures, collective redundancies and disputes under works constitution and collective bargaining law. Teigelkötter focuses on transactional employment law and advises on employment contracts, pension plans and bonus programmes.

Practice head(s):

Volker Teigelkötter

Testimonials

‘Sämtliche Teammitglieder sind ausgezeichnete Fachleute. Stets zu erreichen, geben innerhalb kürzester Zeit Feedback und sind untereinander gut synchronisiert.’

‘Exzellente Expertise in der arbeitsrechtlichen Beratung von Outsourcing-Projekten.’

‘Gudrun Germakowksi is technically outstanding, very pragmatic and business-oriented.

‘Gudrun Germakowski and Sandra Urban understand how to advise beyond the limits of one respective matter and to keep an eye not only on short-term success, but also on medium- and long-term consequences.

‘Volker Teigelkötter is outstanding and has the rare gift to get to the heart of his client’s thoughts and matter within the shortest amount of time.

Key clients

Crown Iron Works-Gruppe

DMG Mori-Gruppe

Finatem

FUJIFILM Europe GmbH

Gestamp Umformtechnik GmbH / Gestamp Griwe Westerburg GmbH

GWS Gesellschaft für Warenwirtschafts-Systeme mbH

International Tracing Service, Bad Arolsen

Leybold GmbH

Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe GmbH / BABCOCK Fertigungszentrum GmbH

Praxair Surface Technology Inc.

Rubicon Partners

United Internet-Gruppe

VR Equitypartner

Equity capital markets Tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP 'provides excellent capital markets law advice in both the transactional and the regulatory space'. With a focus on small and mid-cap work, the team assists national and international banks with IPOs, private placements and rights issues under German and US law. 'Extremely client-focused' team head Joseph Marx and the 'efficient and goal-oriented' Simon Weiß, who made partner in January 2019 and covers a broad spectrum of capital markets law, are the key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Joseph Marx

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The legal advice is always clearly formulated and always considers commercial aspects.

Precise and calm work mode and plannable cost predictions.

All together reliable and quick to react.

The team promptly delivers fully practical results.

Outstanding US expertise.

Simon Weiß quickly gets to the heart of respective economic matters.

Key clients

Baader Bank AG

Constantin Medien AG

Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG

MainFirst Bank AG

Ignition Investment B.V.

Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG

Mastercard Inc.

MBB SE

Medigene AG

ODDO BHF SCA

Information technology (including contracts) Tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP 's TMT practice also covers advice on IoT, industry 4.0, cloud computing and the development and licensing of software. IT providers and media companies constitute some of the most important clients. Ralf Weisser is the key figure and Wolfgang Freiherr Raitz von Frentz focuses on litigation and transactions in the TMT area.

Practice head(s):

Ralf Weisser

Key clients

Deutsche Telekom AG

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft

Intersnack Group GmbH & Co. KG

IP Deutschland/ RTL Interactive

ProSiebenSat1 Media SE

RTL Television

Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG

VG Media

ZWILLING J.A. Henckels AG

Tax Tier 5

The tax law practice at McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP is led by Dirk Pohl, who assists stock companies with M&A transactions and family offices with the development and implementation of foundation solutions. In other work, the team advises on regulatory matters arising from IPOs, compliance measures and tax disputes. Companies from the automotive and pharmaceutical sectors and private equity firms are also among the clients as are loan creditors and shareholders.

Transactions Tier 5

McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP 'combines its private equity expertise with in-depth healthcare sector expertise'. Additionally, the team led by Nikolaus von Jacobs has a specialism in real estate sector work but also deals with various other sectors and has been increasingly active advising on transactions in the service sector, most notably in the mid-cap segment. As well as acting for private equity firms, the team also acts for companies and owners in a national and international context. In summer 2018, the Munich office was strengthened with the arrival of Tobias Koppmann from Noerr. In Frankfurt, PE, M&A and capital markets transactions lawyer Norman Wasse made partner in January 2019.

Practice head(s):

Nikolaus von Jacobs

Other key lawyers:

Jan Hückel; Carsten Böhm; Tobias Koppmann; Norman Wasse

Testimonials

‘Interdisciplinary understanding combined with state-of-the-art process management.’

‘Always available, solution-oriented and cooperative (win-win solutions); competent and creative, pragmatic problem solving.’

Key clients

Ampersand Capital Partners

AUCTUS Capital Partners AG

Bilfinger SE

Finatem Beteiligungsgesellschaft

Gilde Buy Out Partners B.V.

Gimv NV

KPM Analytics, Inc.

KPS Capital Partners, LP

Penta Investments Limited

Rubicon Partners

Silverfleet Capital Partners LLP

Süd Beteiligungen GmbH

VR Equitypartner GmbH

Union Park Capital

VR Equitypartner GmbH

Armacell International S.A.

 

The firm

McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With 20 locations on three continents, our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and geographies to deliver highly effective—and often unexpected—solutions that propel success. More than 1,100 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.

Areas of practice

The firm’s Munich office exemplifies the firm’s commitment to serve clients in Germany, Europe and beyond. Through an integrated practice, the lawyers in Munich provide legal counselling to multinational enterprises and foreign clients with interests in Germany and in Europe, as well as to Germany’s public and private enterprises, including its Mittelstand. The team collaborates with McDermott’s other offices and works alongside closely associated international law firms to offer pragmatic and creative solutions to all clients’ legal issues.

The Munich lawyers have extensive experience handling complex and sophisticated international transactions and matters, and advise on the many issues that arise in connection with the clients’ day-to-day operations. McDermott’s team in Munich advises clients across a broad array of legal issues. The lawyers consult on corporate law and compliance matters, complex national and international transactions, public takeovers of listed companies, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, management buyouts (MBOs and LBOs), venture capital, M&A, initial public offerings, refinancing, recapitalisation and restructuring. The Munich team provides comprehensive advice in the healthcare, medical, hospital and pharmaceutical sectors, advising on corporate, regulatory and competition law, and has managed numerous investment projects in the outpatient and inpatient healthcare sector. The lawyers advise on telecommunication, media and technology (TMT) and intellectual property matters in European, and German trade mark law, unfair competition, copyright law, patent, utility and design models, and represent clients on a regular basis in disputes regarding trade marks and domains. The firm’s tax advisors work across disciplines and can ensure legal tax advice independent of auditing services, which is mandatory not only in the US (Sarbanes-Oxley Act), but also for listed companies in Germany (Accounting Control Act – Bilanzrechtskontrollgesetz) and other European countries.

The team and individual lawyers are recognised for the quality, consistency and creativity of their legal counsel. As part of a global, full-service law firm, the lawyers of the Munich office are prepared to help clients wherever their business interests take them.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Christian von Sydow
Corporate Dr Carsten Böhm
Corporate Dr Nikolaus von Jacobs
Health Dr Stephan Rau
Intellectual property Dr Boris Uphoff
Intellectual property Dr Wolfgang von Frentz
Intellectual property Dr Ralf Weisser
Intellectual property Dr Christian Masch
Media, entertainment and press Dr Ralf Weisser
Media, entertainment and press Dr Wolfgang von Frentz
Media, entertainment and press Dr Christian Masch
Media, entertainment and press Dr Claus Färber
Labor and employment Dr Volker Teigelkötter
Information technology Dr Wolfgang von Frentz
Information technology Dr Ralf Weisser
Information technology Dr Christian Masch
Information technology Dr Claus Färber
Private equity Dr Nikolaus von Jacobs
Taxation Dr Dirk Pohl
Taxation Dr Gero Burwitz
Taxation Dr Annette Keller
Telecoms Dr Ralf Weisser
Telecoms Dr Wolfgang von Frentz
Telecoms Dr Chritian Masch
Telecoms Dr Claus Färber
Photo Name Position Profile
Dr Jur Carsten Böhm  photo Dr Jur Carsten Böhm
Dr Jur Gero Burwitz  photo Dr Jur Gero Burwitz
Dr Jur Wolfgang Freiherr Raitz von Frentz  photo Dr Jur Wolfgang Freiherr Raitz von Frentz
Dr Tobias Koppmann  photo Dr Tobias Koppmann
Dr Jur Christian Masch  photo Dr Jur Christian Masch
Dr Jur Dirk Pohl  photo Dr Jur Dirk Pohl
Dr Jur Stephan Rau  photo Dr Jur Stephan Rau
Dr Jur Boris Uphoff  photo Dr Jur Boris Uphoff
Dr Jur Ralf Weisser  photo Dr Jur Ralf Weisser
Dr Jur Nikolaus von Jacobs  photo Dr Jur Nikolaus von Jacobs
Dr Jur Christian von Sydow  photo Dr Jur Christian von Sydow
Number of lawyers : 1,100
at this office : 35
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